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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it along with the help of experts on Latin American politics. Greg Weeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration UNC Charlotte. He blogs at Two Weeks Notice.

Understanding Latin American Politics: The Podcast Greg Weeks

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This podcast looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it along with the help of experts on Latin American politics. Greg Weeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration UNC Charlotte. He blogs at Two Weeks Notice.

    Episode 69: Understanding the Chilean Crisis

    Episode 69: Understanding the Chilean Crisis

    Greg talks with Pablo Rubio, a historian who is currently Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and Investigador de la Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile. He researches the political transition in Chile and U.S.-Chilean relations. We chat about the effects of the transition, constitutional reform, police violence, and even how the right believes Venezuela is […]

    Episode 68: Understanding the Bolivian Crisis

    Episode 68: Understanding the Bolivian Crisis

    Greg talks with Miguel Centellas, who is Croft Instructional Associate Professor of Sociology & International Studies at The University of Mississippi. He does research on Bolivian politics and electoral politics and measuring democracy as well. He was on the podcast way back in December 2016. At that point, Evo Morales had decided to run despite […]

    Episode 67: China & Venezuela

    Episode 67: China & Venezuela

    Greg talks with Jason Marczak, Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. He’s been active in studying Latin America for a long time, previously with the Americas Society and Council for the Americas. Yesterday the council hosted an event “China, Oil, and Venezuela: Myths, Reality, and the Future.” In particular, […]

    Episode 66: Chilean Terrorism & the Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

    Episode 66: Chilean Terrorism & the Ghosts of Sheridan Circle

    Greg talks with Alan McPherson, Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University. He has published a ton on U.S.-Latin American relations, especially as it relates to intervention. In particular, he has a brand new book Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought […]

    Episode 65: U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

    Episode 65: U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

    Greg talks with Arturo Lopez-Levy, who is Visiting Assistant Professor of international Relations at Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota. He has a Ph.D. in international Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver. He has published articles about Cuba, Latin America, and the U.S. policy towards Latin America. They talk […]

    Episode 64: The U.S. and Juan Guaidó

    Episode 64: The U.S. and Juan Guaidó

    Greg talks with Tim Gill, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNC Wilmington. He has published on an array of topics largely involving U.S. global power, Venezuelan politics and human rights, and sociological theory. His work has been published in several academic outlets, including Sociological Forum, Journal of World-Systems Research, Social Currents, The American Sociologist, and Third […]

Customer Reviews

Ahimsa2013 ,

Informative

I was looking for an insightful podcast about Latin American-US relations and I found it! Thank you!

raulrey0 ,

Excellent pod

There is a dearth of balanced scholarly yet engaging information about Latin American politics. This podcast begins to redress the balance.

karr434 ,

Great discussion on Latin American Issues

I think this podcast is balanced and well crafted. The host is great. He includes all sides and is measured in his approach to issues. Sometimes the contributing scholars have that leftist over-academic delivery, but overall I really enjoy the discussion.

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